George Levi Griffis, Kingston

George Levi Griffis, age 83, of Kingston passed away peacefully early Monday morning, August 3, 2020 at Roane Medical Center with his wife and children by his side. He was born February 1 , 1937 in Harriman and was a lifelong resident of Roane County.

Levi was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston and attended as long as his health permitted. He retired after 38 years from the Roane Hosiery Mill, Inc., where he had worked as a Textile Foreman. He loved getting together with his friends at McDonald’s in Harriman. He enjoyed collecting scrap metal and visiting at Roane Metals Group in Rockwood. Preceded in death by his parents, William (Pet) & Cecil Ruth Brewster Griffis; brothers, Gene & Joe Griffis.  


Loving wife of 65 years Joyce Lee Young Griffis of Kingston ChildrenDarrell Levi Griffis & wife, Bridgett of Lenoir City Randy Griffis & wife, Brenda of Kingston Jeff Griffis & wife, Melinda of Kingston Staci Griffis Moize & husband, Jimmy of Lyles GrandchildrenAshley Zacher, Amber Leah Griffis, Allen, Bryan & Daryn Griffis Bradley & Brandon Griffis Aubree, Carley, Brylie & Tucker Levi Moize 11 Great-grandchildrenBrotherDavid Griffis & wife, Carol of Kingston SistersBonnie Fulks of Warner Robbins, GA Reba Bruse & husband, Paul of Harriman Madge Taylor of Huntsville, Alabama Glen Unger of Ooltewah Sisters & Brothers-in-law Anita Griffis of Kingston Marcella Griffis of Harriman Marita & Tom Winters of Cleveland Brenda & Tim DeVaney of Gallatin Charles & Betty Young of Rockwood “Your time of need is our time of commitment.” Family Owned and Operated Clyde & Margie Young of Rockwood Robert & Ruth Young of Rockwood A host of extended family and too many special friends to mention by name.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston with funeral service following at 7:00 pm, with sons, Pastor Randy Griffis & Pastor Darrell Griffis officiating. For those unable to attend, service will be live-streamed at

Interment will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday at Swan Pond Baptist Church Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Online register book can be signed at

Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.

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